Four Texas cities among nation's hardest-workingFour Texas cities among nation's hardest-workinghttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=239432020-02-25T06:00:00Z2020-02-25T16:00:00Z

​​​​WASHINGTON – Four Texas cities have landed on WalletHub's list of the top ten hardest-working cities in the United States.

Ranking fifth overall, Irving is the hardest-working city in Texas. It ranked second in direct work factors and 74th in indirect work factors. ​

The North Texas city has the lowest share of households where no adults work at 11.75 percent. 

Corpus Christi was seventh, ranking 5th and 107th in direct and indirect factors, respectively. 

Austin and Plano rounded out the rankings at ninth and tenth, respectively. The capital was first in direct factors and 93rd in indirect. Plano was seventh in direct factors and 64th in indirect work factors. ​​

The rest of the top ten cities are:

  • No. 1 Anchorage, Alaska;

  • No. 2 San Francisco;

  • No. 3 Virginia Beach, Va.;

  • No. 4 Cheyenne, Wyo.;

  • No. 6 Norfolk, Va.; and

  • No. 8 Washington.

Direct work factors, making up 80 percent of WalletHub's ranking calculations, include average workweek hours, employment rate, share of households with no adult workers, unused vacation time, share of engaged workers, and idle youth. 

Indirect work factors include commute time, share of workers with multiple jobs, volunteer​ hours, and leisure time. ​

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​Source: WalletHub
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